HS 208 : Multicultural Issues in Human Services
Multicultural Issues Hum Serv
Standard letter grades
Contact hours total
Presents the foundations for developing the skills and sensitivities needed to practice as culturally alert counselors. Explore issues and trends related to culture, ethnicity, race, nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation, mental and physical abilities/disabilities, education, religious and spiritual values, immigrant dynamics, and socioeconomic factors which influence counseling relationships, process, and treatment outcomes. Encourages students to engage in self-exploration around their own cultural identities and their responses to issues of diversity including bias, oppression, discrimination and the role of privilege.
1. Describe the ways in which individual identities worldviews, values, and biases are shaped by multiple cultural influences.
2. Identify and explain the intersectionalities of one’s own and others’ cultural identities.
3. Demonstrate awareness of one’s own cultural identities and biases and the manner in which these factors influence their helping practice.
4. Demonstrate strategies for empathically and effectively working with others by including clients’ cultural identities in the process.
5. Examine the social and cultural identities which every person brings to her or his meaning-making (e.g., race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, physical abilities, age, religion/spirituality) and the salience of these identities.
6. Explain racism, prejudice, oppression, and privilege and the effects of these factors on themselves and those with whom they work.
Diversity in Mental Health Practice
Multicultural Competencies: Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes
Identities as Status
Racism, Prejudice, and White Privilege
Quizzes, midterm exam, final exam, papers, in class activities.
General education/Related instruction lists
- Related Instruction/Human Relations
- Discipline Studies/Social Science
- Discipline Studies/Cultural Literacy